Leichtlin's Camass

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Camassia leichtlinii cv. Caerulea Sacajawea
Common Name: Leichtlin's Camass
Type: Bulb
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: April to May
Height: 36-48 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Flower Color: White
Special Characteristics:
  • Does not like to be disturbed once planted
  • Large display of blooms after tulips but before summer flowers are at their peak
  • Cut back foliage after leaves yellow and die back, generally by mid-summer
  • Naturalizes by bulb offsets
  • Black Walnut tolerant
  • Clay tolerant
  • Deer tolerant